Promised Land, Sugaree, Mexicali Blues, Loser, Me And Bobby McGee, Brown Eyed Women, Beat It On Down The Line, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Box Of Rain, He's Gone, Around & Around, Friend Of The Devil, Playin' In The Band Mississippi Half Step, Me & My Uncle, Big Railroad Blues, Dark Star-> Stella Blue, Big River, Deal, Tomorrow Is Forever, Sugar Magnolia, E: Casey Jones
SBD > MR > ?? > CDR; EAC > Cool Edit (remove some pops, see info file) > CD Wave (split tracks) > SHN (seekable) by Matt Vernon, from Paul Bottiglio seed discs; missing some songs; see info file for other flaw notes
check the lma for a great gems remaster of this show that sounds great.
Reviewer:Evan S. Hunt
January 13, 2009 Subject:
Recording Not Good, But Wait, There's More
Sounds heat or water damaged, or perhaps merely marred by the ravages of age. Not all the remastering in the cosmos could restore its pristine luster -- presuming it was ever there to begin with. The sound waivers and warbles too much to be considered a decent recording all the way through. However, most of it is somewhat listenable if one EQ's the bass flat -- otherwise it bottoms out -- annoyingly so.
Too bad, too, because I was at this show and the Grateful Dead played so well that night that I did not want it to end. In fact, I did not want to leave. I did not want to go home. I did not want to go to bed. I did not want to get up the next morning.
This show features a profoundly beautiful Dark Star that gets you so deep into the pudding that you do not want to return to the firm footing of God's green earth. Sadly, all things must end and we muster ourselves back into a semblance of normalcy afterwards and then push on with the mundane. Sigh...
And as much as I want to embrace the efforts of Phil Lesh and Friends, Ratdog and such tribute acts as Dark Star Orchestra, I have found myself finally, after numerous attempts in the past seven years, dropping the mantle of those efforts from off my shoulders, for, for me, nobody can ever touch the hem of the garment of one Jerry Garcia. You listen just once to that Dark Star and realize that it shall never be repeated. Oh, but I/we try to get it back and I/we get ever so close, but no, not tonight, not in this present world, not in this current clime.
It makes me sad and melancholy yet at the same instance I am honored to have been alive at that time to have sat at the master's feet and appreciated the nectar of the gods.
A 5 star show and a 2 star recording.
March 4, 2008 Subject:
LAST MAN ON THE MOON
This date was man's last steps on the moon till date I wasn't at this show but believe jerry went airborne Rockin till the MOON went down afterall
January 18, 2005 Subject:
I was there, and I thought Jerry did a Chuck Berry style duck walk during Around And Around, but I wasn't sure I was seeing it either! Great show! Truly amazing China Cat>Rider that doesn't come across on the SBD. I think Phil even felt obliged to say "Thanks" just to settle us all down. It was smoking from there on. Great show!
December 31, 2004 Subject:
I've been to lots of Dead shows (first one was 8/21/72) and have many amazing memories. Sometimes I wonder if I really saw what I think I remember, but in most cases I have eventually gotten independent confirmation, so I feel fairly confident. . . but this show contains what might be my most off the wall memory. Here goes: Around & Around - during the instrumental break, Bob and Jerry move to opposite sides of the stage, then run towards each other, culminating in simultaneous Pete Townshend-style flying leaps. Needless to say, I've never seen that repeated. Did it really happen?? I've listened to the song on headphones and I don't hear any unusual crowd reaction. . . anyone else out there go to this show?
October 28, 2004 Subject:
A Perfect Dark Star
This one has it all: a long, lyrical 1st half (the verse occurs in the exact middle) followed by feedback into bass and then psyco-burble and then the Tiger. Woohoo! As an added bonus, Jerry sings that 72 rarity in Stella "can't keep from crying." This is a great show.
May 8, 2004 Subject:
Tomorrow is Forever is cut at 4:52, amidst the final verse (not exactly an earthshaking bit of musicology, except for those who are tracking Dolly Parton royalties....).